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Kenya 2019

A personal travel report from Kenya in May and June 2019

Last change: 2019-05-22 – Copyright © 2019-2019 Hans-Georg Michna

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Times are given in local Kenyan time in 24 h format (without "am" or "pm"), i.e. 0:00 to 23:59.

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EXIF times in these pictures should carry proper time and time zone information. Kenya time is UTC + 3 h.

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[I still use my latest camera—a Fujifilm HS50EXR. Most photographs in this travel report are reduced to 800 x 600 pixels and JPEG-compressed with medium strength to make them more palatable for the web.]

My Kenyan phone number is +254724662096. It is good for SMS and calls, but the better ways to reach me are Signal, Telegram, Threema, WhatsApp, Hangouts, Skype, and email. For those chats that use telephone numbers as addresses, you have to use my German mobile number +491793217777.

Planning and packing

My travelling checklist in (German version: is, as always, my means of packing without fear of forgetting anything important. As usual, the packing and other preparations take at least a full day of concentrated work, because they cover an immense number of small things and details. Without the checklist I'd be lost.

KLM, Air France, and Kenya Airways on their flights to Nairobi currently allow two pieces of check-in luggage of up to 23 kg each in the economy class. KLM also has a pretty good and informative web site and a reasonably good smartphone app (click here for the Android version if you fly KLM), allowing ticket purchase, online check-in, and seat selection, now also for the flights operated by Kenya Airways and Air France.

2019-05-20 Munich – Amsterdam – Nairobi

Our flight was uneventful, nice, and ultimately on time. We enjoyed not having to get up extremely early, because the plane was supposed to leave Munich at 9:25.

We could not see very much, because most of the time it was cloudy. But we did see the river Nile in Egypt and the Sudan.

We had all the forms (visa application, immigration, and customs declaration, already filled in, so we were not very late for the lines at the counters. When we came downstairs to the luggage conveyor belt, we immediately spotted two of our suitcases and took them off.

After a short while we had all but one piece and began to worry, when one overly friendly airport official pointed out that sometimes they take some pieces off the belt to make room for more, particularly for big aeroplanes like our Boeing 747-400. So Mause went over to the other side, and there was her suitcase, as predicted.

[To be completed.]

2019-05-21 – 2019-05-22 Nairobi

I had lots of little preparation tasks to do, but in the first evening we arranged a party for our Nairobi friends in the Aero Club's restaurant.

[To be continued.]

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Closing remark

If in this text you find any typos, orthographic errors (even small ones), ungrammatical sentences, wrong or illogical information (like wrong names of birds), if you want me to write more details about something in particular, or if you want one of the photos in full resolution, please click on the email sign below and write to me. Many thanks!

Copyright © 2019-2019 Hans-Georg Michna.

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